Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ICTR: Denial of Request to Transfer Gatete’s Case to Rwanda

On Monday, November 17th, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda denied a request by the Prosecutor to transfer Jean-Baptiste Gatete's case to Rwanda. The Trial Chamber's decision is here; Hirondelle News's report is here. This is the fourth time that the Trial Chamber has turned down such a request. For previous denials by the Trial Chamber, see here, here, and here. In October, the Appeals Chamber upheld one of these denials (here).